Tidal + Max MSP Install Fail

Hi there. I've just tried to connect Tidal to Max MSP using these instructions https://github.com/madskjeldgaard/tidal-maxmsp , taken from here: https://blog.tidalcycles.org/how-to-connect-tidal-to-maxmsp/

I'm stuck on step 2. I've run 'cabal install' but nothing seems to happen.
I thought this needed to be changed to cabal install MaxMspOsc.cabal. I tried that and it ran but says:
cabal: filepath wildcard 'README.md' does not match any files.

I seem unable to progress from here because I think it is downloading README.md so I can't change the content.

I think the install has failed because the 'import Sound.Tidal.MaxMspOsc' returns with 'Could not find module ‘Sound.Tidal.MaxMspOsc’

Any ideas? Or is there more up to date instructions somewhere online?

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I've run 'cabal install'

in what directory exactly? - I am doing these steps:

git clone https://github.com/madskjeldgaard/tidal-maxmsp
cd tidal-maxmsp/tidal/MaxMspOsc
cabal install --allow-newer --lib

and I am getting

src/Sound/Tidal/MaxMspOsc.hs:6:1: error:
    Could not find module ‘Sound.Tidal.OscStream’

Probably some Tidal internals have changed. As the author says "Not tested with Tidal 1.0+"

That module Sound.Tidal.MaxMspOsc is only a few lines, it should be possible to update it? It doesn't do any computation, just defines some messages.

I am connecting Tidal and Max using information here:

Kind Regards,


In order to send messages to max you need to specify a custom target in the BootTidal.hs, the instruction you are following are for older versions of tidal.
Take a look here > https://tidalcycles.org/index.php/Custom_OSC